Alila Villas Uluwatu
What We Love
- Stunning clifftop location, with Indian Ocean views everywhere
- The elegant five-room spa, with half-day and daylong programs
- Authentic cuisine at the Warung (from an open kitchen)
- Personalized service: A butler is assigned to each villa
- All villas have a private pool
- The first resort in Bali built to EarthCheck’s building, planning and design standards
What To Know
- The location is remote; it’s an hour to Seminyak’s shopping and nightlife
- The sea here is too rough for swimming, though there are renowned surfing spots nearby
- There’s a 24-hour fitness center with yoga classes
- Some verandas are suspended over shared walkways—very romantic but not entirely private
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Set along 35 clifftop acres on Bali’s rustic Bukit Peninsula, this resort balances a striking modern style with a commendable environmental commitment. The 84 individual villas feature spacious, uncluttered interiors, private pools and plush outdoor spots, some with panoramic views. In-room amenities run from the expected, like free WiFi and an iPod dock, to aromatic bespoke his-and-hers body products and movie star–worthy sun hats. A butler is assigned to each villa; he or she attends to each guest as much or as little as requested. The staff is so engaging that most guests quickly find themselves reliant. The bamboo-clad spa is a must, with a calming ambience, well-trained therapists, and an extensive menu of creative and restorative treatments. The repeating wood pattern throughout creates a simple but contemporary look that’s sustainable, thanks to renowned Singapore architectural firm WOHA. As for dining, Cire delivers inventive, fruit-filled breakfasts and healthy Western fare like marinated mackerel served with salmon roe vinaigrette and seared king prawns atop black rice risotto, enjoyed in a dining room decorated with 2,500 antique batik stamps. The Warung’s authentic Balinese dishes, like satay lilit and ayam betutu with red rice, are a good choice for sunset nibbles or a full Indonesian feast. And after indulging, it’s off to bed for a night’s rest—with the only sound the croak of geckos under the clear night sky.
In the Area
Head to Seminyak, an hour away, for butter-soft leather bags and python flip-flops at Wrkshp13, Prada-inspired frocks with Balinese prints at Namu (Jalan Petitenget 234X), and some good karma from crystal-infused bling at Anna Michielan. Sate your sweet tooth with homemade raw chocolates and other organic treats at the Bukit outpost of Bali Buddha. The black coral rock and the 11th-century temple of Pura Luhur Uluwatu make for a stunning sight, hugging the Bukit cliffs. Locals believe the temple guards the island against evil spirits. Booked through the resort, Alila Journeys can include visits to leading Balinese artists, private kitchen time with the hotel chef and visits to community projects supported by the hotel.
How to Get There
Everything about Alila Uluwatu is special. The setting is stunning, over looking the Indian Ocean with spectacular sunsets. The food is amazing and my spa experience was too. Uluwatu is of course quieter than other areas of Bali, but there are so many experiences to be had at Alila Uluwatu, from mountain biking, surfing, boat trips, dance lessons to cooking....
What makes Alila Uluwatu incredible special is the wonderful team. Nothing is too much trouble and they are all so friendly and happy....
Me and my gf went today for 2 hours bad quality massage and we were promised after the massage that we could have stay there to watch the sunset ... but the staff was putting pressure on us and we end up leaving .... the massage was bad quality and we end up paying 5000000+ 1.500000 taxes ... total more then 400 euros for 2 people .... we left really pissed off ... never ever go there for a spa ... it is a total scam ... and terrible 2 hours experience.... i hope karma it will work for this disgusting place ... thanks once again to let me and my gf had the worste experience of our life .... speacially after paying 400 euros for 2 hours .... crazy
Stunning views .Exzellent service !
Great restaurants with Indonesian or western kitchen! All organic !
Spa treatments are professionell !
Yoga room overlooking the ocean!
Most stunning architecture and design in every detail!